Jacob Beeson Blair

Jacob Beeson Blair

Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Feb 1901 (aged 79)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 6416280 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844, was a lawyer in private practice and was prosecuting attorney Ritchie County, West Virginia. In 1861, he was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John S. Carlile, elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving until 1865. After his term, he was United States Minister to Costa Rica, (1868-73) and associate justice of the supreme court of Wyoming, (1876-88). Moving to Utah, he was probate judge for Salt Lake County, (1892-95) and Surveyor General of Utah, (1897-1901). He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 79.

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